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The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) (1975)




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In this film, Mozart's opera The Magic Flute is brought to the screen. Sung in Swedish, the libretto remains as ever: a gentle parody of the initiation ceremonies of the Masons, offered as an other-worldly fantasy involving a kidnapped princess, a vengeful Queen of the Night, and a carefree wanderer.


Ulrik Cold
as Sarastro
Erik Saeden
as Talaren
Birgit Nordin
as Nattens Drottning
Kirsten Vaupel
as Second Lady
Birgitta Smiding
as Third Lady
Ragnar Ulfung
as Monostatos
Ulf Johansson
as Second priest
Gösta Prüzelius
as First Priest
Ansgar Krook
as Second Boy
Urban Malmberg
as First Boy
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Critic Reviews for The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten)

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

Ingmar Bergman has never before made a movie so warm, happy and innocent... It's as if all this joy has been building up inside him during the great decade of metaphysical films beginning with Persona.

July 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Using the opera's timeless whimsy and inventiveness, the movie replicates a performance on the stage that is so good that it almost makes you forget the participants' ABBA-like hairstyles.

December 7, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Ingmar Bergman's mounting of the Mozart masterpiece is appealingly conventional.

August 1, 2007 | Full Review…

An absolutely dazzling film entertainment, so full of beauty, intelligence, wit, and fun that it becomes a testimonial not only to man's possibilities but also to his high spirits.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Ingmar Bergman's revived 1975 version of Mozart's opera makes an uncharacteristically playful film for him about what is essentially a custody battle fought on a metaphysical level.

August 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While the Mozart purist may take issue with Bergman's conception of The Magic Flute, no one can deny the technical perfection with which the film has been mounted.

July 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten)

Everyone else is mental! Giving this film such high ratings. I am a fan of Mozart and I have a high tolerance for lengthy foreign films and musicals, bu this was near unbearable. I usual enjoy the songs from this opera, but they are now banned for a year, because of the bad memories from this film. It's so long and for some reason the camera pans to members of the audience for the first four minutes of the film. And throughout the opera at random points the camera pans to some little girl in the audience watching the opera. I mean WTF?? I thought I was watching the opera. DO NOT RENT THIS FILM!! IT"S SO BORING!

Marion Ravenwood
Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer

The opera works surprisingly well in Swedish, and, of course, Bergman's adaptation of this wonderful piece is one of a kind.

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